SEED model of ACT supervision

An overview of SEED

The SEED model of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) supervision is a framework created by Dr Sally Bradley and Jim Luca. It was created as a roadmap to becoming a more proficient ACT supervisor and it builds on existing supervision research in contextual behavioural science (CBS) to support the growth of ACT knowledge and skills.

The four components of the SEED model

  • Creating a SAFE place to be curious. Sowing seeds of effective learning by building trust and collaboration through a working alliance.
  • EXPLORING the context and functions. Exploring individuals and interpersonal behavioural functions in therapy and supervision
  • Experimenting with EXPERIENTIAL methods. Adopting a skill-shaping approach that draws on many experiential procedures
  • DELIBERATELY practising new developmental tasks. Assess, track and modify your interventions through deliberate practices across different contexts.

Introduction to SEED video

 

Recommended reading – SEED: An ACT model of supervision

This free eBook (available at https://actsupervision.info/) can help you build your acceptance and commitment therapy supervision skills by furthering your understanding and application of ACT supervision. As well as introducing the SEED model, it also summarises the main features of psychotherapy supervision and considers how it has evolved since its inception.

The free eBook also includes:

  • Exploration of other supervision frameworks: The book covers the SHAPE Framework of Contextual Behavioural Supervision, developed by Linda Nicholson and Eric Morris and the Four Phased Model of Emotional Awareness training, developed by Sonja Batten and Andy Santanello which aims to reduce experiential avoidance during therapy sessions. Additionally, it discusses the differences between frameworks and models in supervision to highlight how it has changed and grown over the years.
  • Practical exercises for skill development: To help you become a more proficient ACT supervisor, practical exercises that bridge the gap between theory and practice are included. The exercises will equip you with valuable tools and techniques to apply in your own supervisory sessions.
  • Navigation of common supervision challenges: Supervision is not without its challenges. In this section, the book looks at examples of common obstacles in supervision and shares insights on how to work through them.
  • How to advance supervisory practice: The final section of the book explores ways to further develop supervisory practice. It covers the importance of supervision, of supervision and peer consultation practice, highlighting the supportive role the ACBS community can play in a practitioner’s growth and well-being.

This is a fantastic free resource, however Sally and Jim do request a small donation to the ACBS Foundation if you are able to do so.

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